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Collin Theater Center Closes Season With Don Juan In Chicago

April 06, 2009 – Collin Theatre Center closes their 2008-2009 season with the sexy comedy Don Juan in Chicago, by David Ives. Performances will be presented in the Black Box Theatre on the Spring Creek Campus of Collin College, April 30th through May 10th, 2009.

Don Juan is a handsome, rich, sexually naïve nobleman in sixteenth-century Spain.  His servant, Leporello, urges him to find a girlfriend and lead a normal life, but the Don is more interested in finding the meaning of life through books and alchemy. Afraid he won't have time to find it, Don Juan calls up the Devil and cuts a deal that grants him (and Leporello) immortality ... as long as Don Juan seduces a different woman every day. The story continues four hundred years later, where Don Juan and Leporello grapple with the sexual mores of contemporary urban America.  Will Don Juan and Leporello be doomed to eternal damnation … or, to eternal bliss?

Don Juan in Chicago is directed by award winning director Robin Armstrong (My Three Angels, Blithe Spirit). The cast includes Jon Christie (The Colony), Amanda Reyes (Lewisville), Lila Flores, Richard Sharkey and Lindsay Power (Plano), Trey Tolleson and James Chandler (McKinney), Tim Brauer (Allen), and Heather Sims (Mesquite).

According to the NY Post, “Ives has a lively wit…an original mind, and a neatly topsy-turvy way with life's little realities…[DON JUAN] is a brashly funny way to spend a couple of hours."

Tickets are selling fast, with only 50% capacity remaining. Contact the Collin Theatre Hotline at 972-881-5100 or order your tickets on the web at www.collintheatrecenter.com. Performances are April 30, May 1 - 2 and May 6 - 9 at 8:00pm and May 3, 9 - 10 at 2:15pm. Tickets are $8.00 and $6.00. This show contains adult situations, as well as comedic discussion of sexuality and religion.  This play is not recommended for children.

Note: May 3 and May 8 performances are sign interpreted for our Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing patrons.

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